The French have long perfected the art of preserving fruit into delightful bite-size pieces of pâte de fruits. In this new gift box, imported from France and found exclusively at Market Hall Foods, the flavors of strawberry, orange, raspberry, and pear with green tea burst through in every nibble. Sixteen pieces in heart and square shapes are tucked into the charming Paris gift box.
Like candied fruit and jam, pâte de fruits were first created to preserve the bounty of a product that was only available for a short time. The hand-selected fruit is pureed and cooked briefly with sugar and just a bit of natural pectin to lock in the freshness and create a gorgeous jelly. Once the jelly is set, it's coated in coarse sugar.